Selena Gomez Could Be BLACKPINK’s Mystery Collab Artist For Their Next Single
It all started with a cryptic poster, that damned cryptic poster. BLACKPINK shared a poster for their upcoming single that drops in August this year. band members Jisoo, Jennie, Lisa and Rosé can be seen on it and the words “Featuring?” with a big question mark. BLINKs have been speculating over the teaser poster for a while now, and have been wondering who this mystery collab artist is. Initial speculations had fans thinking Ariana Grande could the mystery artist. But now, theories point towards Selena Gomez. Selena is reportedly BLACKPINK’s mystery collab artist.
BLACKPINK had all our attention with the release of their studio album’s title track ‘How You Like That’. Now, we could patiently wait for the entire album to drop but before that, we have the K-pop band’s next single to look forward to. And if reports in MyDaily (via AllKpop) are to be believed, BLACKPINK’s mystery collab artist is Selena Gomez. We didn’t know we needed this but now we absolutely need this to happen! However, we can’t rush into a confirmation till it comes from YG Entertainment. The band’s management in a statement made it clear, “We hope you will wait for the official announcement coming later,” So there it is, keep your eyes peeled.
The mere thought of a BLACKPINK x Selena Gomez collaboration is enough to make both BLINKs and Selenators squeal. The band and the artist have massive fandoms and something like this could break the internet. Now, we know nothing is confirmed and Selena is still “reportedly” joining the K-pop stars but it wouldn’t be far fetched. BLACKPINK has collaborated with popstars before including Dua Lipa for ‘Kiss and Make Up’ and with Lady Gaga for ‘Sour Candy’. The pattern here is strong, influential female artists. Selena simply fits the description. And did we mention Jisoo loves Selena? I’m already trying to come up with fandom mash-up names!
BLACKPINK recently broke a record with ‘How You Like That’ garnering 86.3 million views on YouTube within 24 hours making it the most-viewed music video in a day by a K-pop group as per reports on billboard. Meanwhile, Selena Gomez who celebrated her birthday (read: we made a playlist) this month, with her latest album that marked a new chapter in her discography made it to No.1 on Billboard’s Hot 100 for the first time with ‘Lose You To Love Me’.
BLACKPINK’s next single is all set to release in August 2020.
Cover artwork: Bhavya Poonia/Mashable India